Found November 18, 2012 on Nittany Lions Den:
  Penn State beat Indiana 45-22 Saturday at Beaver Stadium and there should’ve been a lot of things to celebrate. The only problem was there were more tears than celebration. Michael Mauti’s injury muted much of the enjoyment. Tears flowed freely from his parents, coaches and teammates. And when the entire stadium could see Mauti himself on the giant scoreboards with tears during the post-game alma mater – well, there were probably even a few more tears shed throughout the stadium. Mauti is more than just an All-American type linebacker. He is the heart of this football team. In fact, since July he’s even been even more than that to a lot of people associated with Penn State.   It was difficult for many to watch him go down and then watch him with tears. It would be easy to focus this entire space on Mauti, but many others have done wonderful jobs (Travis Johnson and Nate Mink to name a couple) of that already. On the celebratory side, the win was t...
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